December can be described in two words: joyful and most certainly stressful. Those inevitable last-minute rushes, planning for incoming family guests, not to mention all the shopping and cooking. This time of the year seems to take on a life of its own, and we sometimes get lost in all the chaos leading up to Christmas until we finally feel like all that hard work was worth it when the family gathers together, so here’s what’s happening at Northwest this festive season:
The Greatest Story of All - A Northwest Church Sermon Series
Christmas is about stories, We love these stories because they capture our desire for hope, love, faith, and peace. They touch something deep down in all of us—a longing for things to be right in the world. No better story that encapsulates this is the one of God becoming man so he could bring redemption to all mankind. This Christmas month, we will explore the greatest story that has ever been told.
A New Northwest Dance Studio Production - Mary: The Backstory
Witness the birth of Christ like never before through the perspective of His mother, Mary. Journey through the experiences she wrestled with when she revealed she was pregnant with the son of God...Who would believe her? With imminent rejection from her family, friends, and Joseph, she faced being stoned for being pregnant out of wedlock. Yet, through her perseverance and faith, she allowed God to prove his power in her weaknesses and safely delivered the newborn King who was greeted by Joseph, shepherds and magi alike. Join us this December and see this new telling of the Christmas story come to life through projected elements on a giant storybook that jump out onto the stage.
Christmas Eve Service
An evening of two halves, where we’ll be serving up eggnog, Christmas cookies, candy canes, and hot chocolate whilst singing along to everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Arrive in your ugly festive sweaters or PJs as the kids get to meet Santa then settle in for our traditional candlelight service to celebrate Jesus’ birth with performances by our very own Northwest Band, hear the story of our Savior's birth, and sing your heart out in an intimate candlelit atmosphere. As a special treat, the students of the Music School's "Young Voices" children's choir class will be singing a few Christmas songs accompanied by the Northwest Band.
New Year’s Eve Bash
As 2019 comes to an end, we invite you to ring in the new year with your favorite people from Northwest! Packed with games and food, DJ Gary White will be on hand providing those ‘up off your seat’ tunes to make sure you dance your way into 2020. As the inaugural Northwest New Years Party, we’re taking it back to the Great Gatsby days, so dust off your sequin fringed dresses, straighten out those feather fedoras and join us for a bee’s knees 1920s themed bash! *Details coming soon.